Norman Lamb is surely right: pensioners who own their own homes and have more than £23,000 savings are ‘quite wealthy’

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2013

“If someone as well as their home has substantial other assets, money in the bank, shares or whatever, should they be expected to use those assets to pay for care? Or should we say, we will always defer the costs of selling their home? If you’ve got a vast amount of money in the bank, […]

The Labour party ‘Plebgate’ website they no longer want you to see

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2013

Here’s the key question Labour was asking a few months ago: Who do you trust? The Police or Andrew Mitchell? According to an official police report, Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell said to a police officer: “Best you learn your f***ing place … you don’t run this f***ing government … you’re f***ing plebs.” Andrew Mitchell […]

My recommended reading for today October 16, 2013

by Stephen Tall on October 16, 2013

Here’s today’s hand-picked selection that caught my interest… Man Booker contenders 2013 – a quick recap | Books | The Observer McCrum on Booker winner: “I doubt that a sophisticated Booker jury will inflict this monster on the reading public” (…)

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